Name source
Australian Plant Census
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Hemiparasitic aerial stem-parasitic shrubs, glabrous or stellate-hairy; haustorial attachment single, without epicortical runners. Leaves opposite, often reduced or apparently absent, entire, curvinerved, exstipulate. Flowers small (mostly less than 2 mm long), monochlamydeous, unisexual, monoecious or (not in Australia) dioecious, in small cymes or developing successively in clusters. Tepals 2���4, triangular, valvate. Stamens 2���4, opposite tepals; anthers adnate to tepals or to each other or free, 1���many-locular, opening by pores; pollen spherical. Ovary inferior, without differentiated locules or ovules, surmounted by a nipple-like stigma. Fruit berry-like, with a single seed surrounded by a viscous layer; endosperm present. Primary basic chromosome number

Shrubs, small trees, herbs or climbers, hemiparasitic on roots or rarely on branches, bisexual or monoecious or dioecious. Leaves opposite or alternate, rarely whorled, often reduced and scale-like, simple, entire, often soft, sometimes caducous; stipules absent. Inflorescence a raceme, spike, panicle, corymb or cluster, often reduced to a single flower, axillary or terminal, usually bracteate, sometimes bracteolate. Flowers actinomorphic. Perianth 1-whorled; tepals 3, 4 or 5, rarely more, valvate, inserted on a shallow to cup-like receptacle. Stamens as many as tepals and opposite them; anthers basally attached or almost so, 2-locular but often lobed and appearing 4-locular, introrse. Ovary inferior or superior, 1���5-locular sometimes with several chambers at base, with 1���5 ovules or the ovules not differentiated; disc present, often thickened and lobed at margin, rarely absent; style usually very short; stigma 2-, 3- or 5-lobed. Fruit a drupe; mesocarp often somewhat fleshy; receptacle often enlarged, fleshy and coloured. Seed 1, without testa; endosperm copious. source: ABRS Flora of Australia Online

Online resources

ABRS Flora of Australia Online
Description, Distribution, Habitat
Encyclopedia of Life
Images, Occurrence record
FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora
Reference, Images, Occurrence record, Scientific Description Author

Names and sources

Accepted name Source


Synonyms Source
Viscaceae Batsch Batsch
Published in: Batsch, A.J.G.C. 1802, Tabula Affinitatum Regni Vegetabilis
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Mabberley, D.J. 2008, Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3.
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Cronquist, A.J. 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Thorne, R.F. & Reveal, J.L. 2007, An Updated Classification of the Class Magnoliopsida ("Angiospermae"). Botanical Review 73(2) 67–182
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: CHAH 2008, Australian Plant Census
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Takhtajan, A.L. 1997, Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Nickrent, D.L., Malecot, V., Vidal-Russell, R., Der, J.P. 2010, A revised classification of Santalales. Taxon 59(2) 538-558
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Jeanes, J.A. 1999, Viscaceae. Flora of Victoria 4 45-47
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Quirico, A.L. 1992, Viscaceae. Flora of New South Wales 3 61-65
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. 1970, Flora of the Australian Capital Territory
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Koch, B.L. 1992, Viscaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region 580-582
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Barlow, B.A. 1971, Viscaceae. Flora of New South Wales 58A
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Ross, E.M. 1984, Viscaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 1 80-83
Viscaceae Batsch
Published in: Dunlop, C.R., Leach, G.J. & Cowie, I.D. 1995, Flora of the Darwin Region 2 1-254

Common Names

Common name Source
Sandlewood Family.
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Working classification

Santalaceae  Recorded in Australia
Anthobolus  Recorded in Australia
Choretrum : Sour Bush  Recorded in Australia
Dendromyza  Recorded in Australia
Dendrotrophe  Recorded in Australia
Exocarpos : Ballarts  Recorded in Australia
Korthalsella : Korthal Mistletoe  Recorded in Australia
Leptomeria : Currant Bushes  Recorded in Australia
Notothixos  Recorded in Australia
Omphacomeria : Sour Bush  Recorded in Australia
Santalum : Quandongs  Recorded in Australia
Spirogardnera  Recorded in Australia
Thesium  Recorded in Australia
Viscum : Mistletoes  Recorded in Australia

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